Massachusetts Law About Trusts
- MGL c.203-c.203C Trusts
- Uniform Probate Code, MGL c.190B (MUPC). Requires trustees to notify beneficiaries of accounting and much more. A complete overhaul of Mass. probate laws.
- St. 2012, c.140: An Act Further Regulating the Probate Code and Establishing a Trust Code. Amends the Uniform Probate Code, above, and creates a new c.203E: Uniform Trust Code. See the Boston Bar's summary for an explanation of changes. Effective July 8, 2012.
- MGL c.203E, s.408 (as added by St.2012, c.140, s.56) Pet trusts, effective July 8, 2012. Replaces MGL c.203, s.3C, which has been repealed.
Avoiding Living Trust Scams: A Quick Guide for Advocates, National Consumer Law Center.
Special Needs Trusts and Pooled Trusts, William J. Brisk. Information on vehicles that allow disabled people to maintain access to SSI and Medicaid.
Trustee's Legal Companion: A Step-by-Step Guide to Administering a Living Trust, Nolo, 2012. Should you serve as trustee -- What a trustee does -- Working with advisers -- The first six months -- Assets that should be in the trust but aren't -- Property that passes outside the trust -- Taking over during the settlor's life -- Subtrust funding -- Managing an ongoing trust -- Taxes -- Terminating the trust. Requires Library Card for access.